How to make the most out of a visit to an art gallery

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‘Impressionist Exhibition’ etching by my grandmother, Jennifer Beales (nee Caplan)

I’ve written an article about how to make the most out of a visit to an art gallery for Art UK’s new website. It includes eleven tips and also offers a fun challenge to readers, helping people to feel more comfortable with being in an art gallery environment and looking at art.

 

It is primarily aimed at people who may find the experience overwhelming, but can hopefully also give more regular gallery goers some fresh ideas for engaging with art.

A link to the article on Art UK is here.

If you fancy getting involved and sharing your recent experiences of being in an art gallery or your thoughts on particular artworks you see there, please let me and Art UK know by tweeting with the hashtag #visit_art

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How to make the most out of a visit to an art gallery

  1. All very helpful, but over the years I have learnt to skip the crowded first room, where everyone stops to read all the information panels (come back at the end), use the large print hand guide if you don’t like audio and trying to see highlighted paintings through people’s heads, force yourself to look at a painting before you read the label, and if possible let one painting in each room draw you to it. Finally, turn back and look at a painting from a different angle.

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